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Message Tool Improvement - New Type Of Message == User Created

Hello Dev Gurus - 

 

The message tool is nice, but anything you want to learn about what is happening is problematic because the messages you are writing to try to understand your workflow are lost in a sea of other messages.  This is especially problematic when you are trying to understand what is happening within a macro and you enable 'show all macro messages' in the runtime options.  

 

That being said, what would really help is for messages created with the message tool to have a tag as a user created message.  Then, at message evaluation time, you get all errors / all conversion warnings / all warnings / all user defined messages.  In this way, when you write an iterative macro and are giving yourself the state of the data on a run by run basis, you can just goto a panel that shows you just your messages, and not the entire syslog which is like drinking out of a fire hose. 

 

Thank you for attending my ted talk regarding Message Tool Improvements.

 

 

4 Comments
patrick_digan
16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

Great Idea! 

 

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KylieF
Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team

Hi all! What a fun idea and gif!

 

I've updated the labels on this idea to provide the correct product teams a bit better visibility into this  idea once the necessary criteria has been met. Be sure to check out other's ideas as well and provide feedback and likes as it helps us better understand what features would be most helpful to our users. 

 

Thank you for helping us make Alteryx better!

Samanthaj_hughes
11 - Bolide
11 - Bolide

Awesome idea. Click a filter and see them. I also feel this way about Macro messages. Constantly fishing for them. As well as the ability to filter the messages for a specific word. Great ideas and a conversation starter.

mbogusz
8 - Asteroid

I would like to see the Message Tool default to 'Warning and High' instead of 'Message and Normal'

 

Sometimes I forget to change that default setting and then the warning I'm hoping for doesn't trigger

 

Not one to read through 100+ messages within a canvas running, but I definitely read all the warnings that are triggered